Tag Archives: Agriculture

Event to take long look at growing wild hog problem

November 18, 2013

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Wild hogs continue to pose a threat to agriculture and public health in Mississippi, and now an event will address the issue and hopefully come up with some solutions. Mississippi State University Extension Service is sponsoring a seminar in Pontotoc to educate the public on the need to manage the exploding population of wild hogs. […]

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Delta Council sets big agenda for board meeting

November 11, 2013

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There is a full agenda planned for the upcoming annual meeting of the board of directors of Stoneville-based Delta Council. Three committee meetings, farm policy and agricultural addresses by two key players from the Obama Administration and Capitol Hill, and an entertaining featured speech after lunch punctuate the Delta Council Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting […]

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Five arrested in cattle theft investigation in Madison and Yazoo counties

November 8, 2013

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On Oct. 22, the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, arrested five individuals for two counts of conspiracy to commit livestock theft, in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. One suspect turned himself in to Yazoo County authorities, and all suspects […]

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Pumpkin pie all around! Growers see best year in decades

October 22, 2013

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For Mississippi’s pumpkin growers, this season has been spooky — spooky good, that is. David Nagel, horticulturist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said 2013 has been the best year for pumpkins since he started working in the state about 25 years ago. Mississippi growers are producing more and larger pumpkins than their competitors […]

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Poultry show returns to Fair after three-decade absence

October 21, 2013

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While there is little doubt about the Mississippi State Fair’s popularity — it set a new attendance record this year — some purists have found the fair too carnival-like, and wished that it offered more traditional agriculture-related offerings. Well, they have to feel better now. After a 30-year absence, the 4-H poultry livestock show returned […]

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State’s longest-running TV news program gets new time slots

October 10, 2013

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An iconic local television news program that is still airing after five decades is moving to a new time. Farmweek, the state’s oldest and only locally produced agricultural television news show, has moved to Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Mondays at 6 a.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The show also can be seen on the […]

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Water Valley man breaks record for largest watermelon

October 10, 2013

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It might be a little late in the year to be eating watermelon, but it obviously is a great time for growing them. According to a report from WCBI-TV, Jerry Vaughn of Water Valley now holds the state record for growing the largest watermelon. The monster melon weighed a record 239.5 pounds. It’s 38 inches […]

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Scientists looking to whack herbicide-resistant weeds

October 9, 2013

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Mississippi is under siege, and a thin line of Mississippians is all that stands in the way of the invaders. The Magnolia State sits atop yet another undesirable national ranking — the species of weeds that are resistant to glyphosate, a common herbicide once known as Round-up. The number of glyphosate-resistent weeds has been growing […]

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Ag lenders to get updated during Extension/Farm Bureau events

September 25, 2013

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The agriculture lending industry will be schooled on a number of topics during an upcoming series of workshops. Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Farm Bureau will host the events Oct. 15 at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, Oct. 16 at the Farm Bureau Building in Jackson and Oct. 24 at the […]

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New farmer’s market opening delayed by bad weather

September 23, 2013

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The popularity of farmer’s markets continues to grow, though some residents in North Mississippi are having to wait just a little longer to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Frisco Homegrown Market will open tomorrow night at Frisco Park in Amory. It was scheduled to kick off this past weekend but was delayed […]

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